Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Google vs. Google Apps for Education, part of Google Apps for Students.
There are two different ways that you can access Google applications as a student. Throughout this course I'll be assuming that your education institution has Google Apps for Education currently set up and installed. Because they have Google Apps for Education installed you're probably have an email address that has a domain that's different than Gmail. For example, here I'm logged into Google and I'm logged in as student at Orangevalleyschool.com. This is because I've created a student account underneath the Orange Valley School Google app for education account. If your school does not have Google apps for education That's okay.
You can still follow along with this course, but there's a few changes I'd like to point out, one of which is going to be the main navigation. When you're logged into Google apps for education, you have a black bar that goes across the top where you can quickly switch between the various Google apps. Here in another web browser I'm logged into just a regular gmail account. You'll notice that I no longer have the black bar across the top. In order to access the various applications, I come to this grid icon and here I can quickly see the applications that I'm currently using, and I can access them. Throughout the course while I'm going to reference this top bar navigation, if you're following along with a regular Gmail account, some of the functions, as well as the location of the menu might be slightly different.
- Searching for scholarly articles on Google
- Switching between school and personal Gmail
- Sending large file attachments
- Composing papers in Google Docs
- Creating a class calendar
- Setting up your student profile on Google+
- Using Google Hangout